Leg, the lower extremity of animals, which serves both for their support and motion : it is generally divided into three parts ; 1. the thigh; 2. the leg, properly so called ; and, 3. the foot.

The human legs are subject to few complaints, except the common ulcers, the proper treatment of which we propose to state under that article. They are likewise apt to be sprained, fractured, or broken ; in which cases great caution is requisite; but as those accidents are briefly discussed in their alphabetical series, the reader will consult the articles Fractures and Sprains. — See also Bandy-legs.